Origin of spelling bee
Examples from the Web for spelling bee
Why allocate education dollars to a community perceived to be off the charts with spelling-bee winners and academic scholars?
Rosalie did not know that the teacher was to leave Tinkletown surreptitiously until after the spelling-bee.
It had a good deal the look of a spelling-bee with a teacher who meant to stand no nonsense.The Huntress|Hulbert Footner
There was a spelling-bee every Friday afternoon, for Sam the only endurable event of the school exercises.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
He had not returned to his home after the spelling-bee, nor had he been seen since.